Pulp (dental)

The pulp is the center (core) of a tooth. It contains nerves and blood vessels and helps fight infection in the tooth.

The pulp feeds the tooth by sending nutrients into the middle layer of the tooth (dentin). It can also create new, healthy dentin.

Last Updated: September 26, 2008

Author: Jan Nissl, RN, BS

Medical Review: Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Steven K. Patterson, BSc, DDS, MPH - Dentist

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